Episode 533: What Do You Do When You Don’t Have the Vision Anymore?

In Episode 533 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the emotional state of what is going on and where people’s hearts are in light of the current situation.

“What do you do when you just don’t have the vision to go on anymore?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why it is important to staff for competencies
  • Different considerations for a planned church plant

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “This idea that we are constantly filled with passion and enthusiasm for vision is sort of a modern invention.” – @edstetzer
  • “The reality is ministry can be and often is a long, hard slog.” – @edstetzer
  • “The joy of ministry does not come from vision, the joy of ministry comes from faithfulness, obedience, and community.” – @edstetzer
  • “There is a time and a place to say I have no more vision, and to quit and let someone else lead it.” – @edstetzer
  • “Maybe the draining out that some people might be experiencing is actually a reflection of what they’ve put their identity in.” – @danielsangi
  • “I wouldn’t be surprised if the lack of uncertainty in regards to the future is exasperating the fact that many people feel like they’ve lost their vision.” – @danielsangi
  • “The excitement of the vision that has driven church planting for thirty years has been sucked out of much of church planting and Jesus is still on His throne, God is still at work, churches still need to be planted, and we need gospel workers to be on this mission.” – @edstetzer

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Published October 8, 2020

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